Clermont Ferrand City Centre

Clermont-Ferrand
Jardin Lecoq showing a river or creek, a garden and bird life

Formed when the ancient towns of Clermont and Montferrand combined, this is a city with lots of history and a bustling modern vibe.

Wander the charming historic center and port district of Clermont-Ferrand. When you visit the Romanesque basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port, note the old-world feel as you cross the ramparts of the old town. Take a break in one of the many squares. Café Pascal in Place de la Victoire is a popular choice with locals. Then head on to Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral to admire this Gothic church made from local black lava rock.

After seeing the sights, treat yourself to some local produce at the covered St Pierre Market, close to the Place de Jaude. It’s open 6 days a week (closed Sundays) and packed with all the local produce you could hope for. Sample the Auvergne cheeses and cured meats as well as preserves, which are a particular specialty. Buy something to eat as you wander or enjoy a more leisurely lunch in one of the market’s brasseries.

If you fancy some afternoon culture, visit the well-regarded Natural History museum, Museum Henri Lecoq. It is Clermont-Ferrand’s oldest museum, and houses over 650,000 specimens and objects. Learn about everything from botany, zoology, geology and paleontology to the history of science and technology. It is open 6 days a week most of the year.

Alternatively, stop by L’Aventure Michelin (the Michelin Adventure), which tells the story of Clermont-Ferrand’s own Michelin tires. This is one of the city’s most highly rated tourist attractions. The museum examines the history of the rubber tire, as well as looking at its use, including in space travel. It’s an interactive experience with lots of exhibits that appeal to both adults and children. Reach it by tram from the city center to Stade Marcel-Michelin station.

To get around Clermont-Ferrand city center use the local tram, which will take you to most sites. Or if you are feeling more adventurous, the city has around 50 miles (80 kilometers) of bicycle lanes that run alongside the tram. City bikes are available to rent at over 40 locations. Grab yourself a rental point map from the Tourist Information Office in Place de la Victoire.


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Top Hotels in Clermont Ferrand City Centre

Esprit Cathedral Studio
Esprit Cathedral Studio
9 Rue Saint-Esprit, 3 ème étage, Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
The price is CA $57 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Located in Clermont Ferrand City Centre, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Massif Central and 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Place de Jaude. Musee Bargoin ...
Esprit Cathedral Studio
Hôtel Le Lion
Hôtel Le Lion
3 out of 5
16, place De Jaude, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dome
The price is CA $115 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Located in Clermont Ferrand City Centre, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Massif Central and 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Place de Jaude. Musee du Ranquet and Clermont-Ferrand ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (382 reviews)
"Good, except that this hotel is located in a major pedestrian area and is only accessible on foot. The closest parking is a public parking named Vercingetorix"

Reviewed on Aug. 5, 2021

Hôtel Le Lion
La Tour Grégoire
La Tour Grégoire
10 Rue Grégoire de Tours, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme
Fully refundable
The price is CA $132 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
Located in Clermont Ferrand City Centre, this guesthouse is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Massif Central and 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Place de Jaude. Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (28 reviews)
Charming!
"A fantastic surprise in the very center of the City!"

Reviewed on Jan. 28, 2021

La Tour Grégoire
Artyster Clermont-Ferrand
Artyster Clermont-Ferrand
3 out of 5
6 Rue Sainte Rose, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dome
The price is CA $88 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
Located in Clermont Ferrand City Centre, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Massif Central and 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Place de Jaude. Musee du Ranquet and Clermont-Ferrand ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (43 reviews)
"TB sauf le stationnement"

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2021

Artyster Clermont-Ferrand
Citotel Dav'hotel Jaude
Citotel Dav'hotel Jaude
10 Rue Des Minimes, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dome
The price is CA $72 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
Located in Clermont Ferrand City Centre, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Massif Central and 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Place de Jaude. Musee du Ranquet and Clermont-Ferrand ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (135 reviews)
"Located at 100 steps from La Grande Place. A fantastic restaurant next door to the left, and 2 other fantastic restaurants 2 doors to the right. The image on the Web page may make it look like it is a play pen for children. But don't let it fool you. It is certainly a kid friendly place. But it is ..."

Reviewed on Dec. 18, 2021

Citotel Dav'hotel Jaude
Appartement Génial au Cœur du Secteur Historique et Piétonnier
Appartement Génial au Cœur du Secteur Historique et Piétonnier
Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
The price is CA $166 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
Located in Clermont Ferrand City Centre, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Massif Central and 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Place de Jaude. Musee du Ranquet ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Séjour très abréable
"Appartement très bien situé au cœur de Clermont-Ferrand, quartier vivant et agréable. Appartement confortable, très propre, calme et spacieux. Le propriétaire est très disponible et à l'écoute. Merci Jacques, si l'occasion se présente nous reviendrons."

Reviewed on Nov. 20, 2021

Appartement Génial au Cœur du Secteur Historique et Piétonnier
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